Wildfire Burns More than 61,000 Acres in Texas

Saturday, 09 Apr 2011 06:23 PM

 

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ASPERMONT, Texas (AP) — A massive wildfire that has burned more than 61,000 acres in West Texas remains out of control.

Alan Craft of the Texas Forest Service said Saturday the fire was "0 percent contained" and he expected it to continue spreading with dry, windy conditions in the area.

About 100 members of the Texas Forest Service have been fighting fire by land and air, with help from local volunteer fire departments.

Two unoccupied homes have been burned, and some livestock has been killed. So far, no towns have been threatened.

Craft says pipe cutting sparked the fire on Wednesday.

More hot, dry weather was expected to contribute to a high fire danger all weekend.

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